Another congressional hearing, but few improvements at WMATA

In Politics by Michael Rae

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently held a hearing on the ongoing management and safety failures of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the largest transit provider in the Washington, D.C., region and the second-largest heavy-rail operator in the country. The hearing gave members of Congress, including all eight members of the House of Representatives who represent a jurisdiction served by WMATA, the opportunity to wonder aloud why the authority is not a safer, more financially sustainable mass transit system.

WAMU radio described the hearing:

Members of Congress grilled Metro leaders Wednesday over the transit agency’s untenable situation: more